Wild Burro Trail; Marana, February 15, 2014  GPS Map 

We started from Wild Burro Trailhead and hiked upstream on the trail, which crosses the canyon several times. The weather was dry and unusually warm for February. Although we didn’t see a drop of water, there was evidence of past flooding.

Hikers greeted us, coming and going. Everyone was cheerful, enjoying the sights of Wild Burro Canyon on a sunny day.


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Ted, Lloyd, Pete, and Mare, at our turnaround point in Wild Burro Canyon.
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Parry’s Penstemon glistens in the morning light.
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Parry’s Penstemon celebrates the mid-day sun.
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Brittlebush thrives in Wild Burro Canyon.
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Chuparosa brightens our journey on the trail.
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The quick and the dead. Saguaros and their skeletons line the rocky hillside.
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Pete, Lloyd, and Mare find the best photo opportunities.
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Quartz has a lower melting point, and flows into the cracks.
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Window rock graces the top of the nearby ridge.
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Veins of quartz decorate the trailside boulders.

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